Reece was fantastic with his Come When Called training. He loved playing his recall games so much that we had him running all over the yard until he finally got too pooped!
Mako continues to make wonderful progress with his door greetings. Once again, he did not jump on me when I arrived, and his Go To Spot is getting better, especially when we added a peanut butter-stuffed Kong as the reinforcer!
Today we taught Roxy how to Down and Stay. With practice, the goal is for her to be cued to lie down as people come in the house so she isn't jumping up, and as people leave so she doesn't run out the door.
Reece practices a lot of impulsive behaviors, like counter surfing and chasing the cat, so teaching impulse control is very important. Today we taught Reece how to Leave It. We practiced with food on the counter and table and he did very well.
Many people are under the impression that small dogs can't be trained. Toby is here to bust that myth. He never fails to impress me, and today it was when he learned Leave It in about 30 minutes!
For the second week in a row Mako did not jump on me, which is great progress! However,
he does get very excited when people knock on the door, so today we taught him to Go To A Spot. In time, Mako will go to that spot when people arrive and will wait to be greeted.
Now that Jet is much more comfortable with me we can really work on his training, and today we taught him Leave It. We were able to practice with golf carts outside, while Jet was inside, and he disengaged easily.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI